Definition of Double decomposition

1. Noun. A chemical reaction between two compounds in which parts of each are interchanged to form two new compounds (AB+CD=AD+CB).

Definition of Double decomposition

1. Noun. (chemistry) a reaction between two substances in which two parts of each substance are exchanged; metathesis ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Double Decomposition

double crossover
double crossovers
double dagger
double daggers
double damages
double dare
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double dares
double daring
double date
double dated
double dates
double dating
double deal
double decomposition (current term)
double decomposition reaction
double denim
double digestion
double digit
double digits
double dildo
double dipper
double dipping
double displacement mechanism
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double door
double doors
double double
double down

Literary usage of Double decomposition

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of Other Sciences by Henry Watts (1869)
"The name is, however, most commonly and most appropriately applied to those bodies of which reaction by double decomposition is the most characteristic ..."

2. Chemical and Geological Essays by Thomas Sterry Hunt (1875)
"I have elsewhere asserted that double decomposition always involves union followed by division (ante, page 428), although we cannot in every case arrest the ..."

3. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"Thus silver acetate gives, by double decomposition with «odium chloride, silver chloride and sodium acetate. Sodium acetate and silver chloride are ..."

4. Elements of Inorganic Chemistry: Including the Applications of the Science by Thomas Graham (1858)
"Atomic representation of a double decomposition. — Chemical polarity, although less adapted for exhibition, is still more simple than magnetic polarity in ..."

5. General Chemistry for Colleges by Alexander Smith (1908)
"Finally, hypochlorites interact with acids by double decomposition (cf. p. ... The common method of obtaining the acid, HOC1, is by double decomposition, ..."

6. Elements of Chemistry: Theoretical and Practical by William Allen Miller, Charles Edward Groves, Herbert McLeod (1878)
"(1240) double decomposition.—It has been ascertained to be a fundamental rule in the double decomposition ..."

7. A Laboratory Outline of General Chemistry by Alexander Smith, William Jay Hale (1914)
"Which compounds alone give silver chloride by double decomposition? c. Which substances alone will, by addition of mercurous nitrate, give mercurous bromide ..."

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